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Main Office

Department of
Counseling Psychology

School of Education
335 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706-1326

Tel: 608/262-4807
Fax: 608/265-3347

Email: counpsych@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
The Department of Counseling Psychology is primarily a graduate department, offering an APA-accredited doctoral degree in counseling psychology (PhD) and a master's degree (MS) in counseling specializing in community counseling. The Department emphasizes the integration of multiculturalism and diversity into counseling psychology and is committed to multiculturalism broadly-defined in teaching, research, practice, and service.

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Brian Padilla and Aaron Smith, two CP doctoral students who are Education Graduate Research Scholars (Ed-GRS),  presented their dissertation research at the recent Ed-GRS Research Showcase on 13 November 2013.

Brian Padilla presented his research entitled, "Psychological Distress Among Returned Guatemalan Immigrants Separated from Family Members by Deportation."

Aaron Smith presented his research entitled, "Exploring the Role that Religiosity and/or Spirituality Plays in the Appraisal and Coping Processes of Low-Income, African American, Adolescent Males Who Have Been Exposed to Community Violence: A Phenomenological Approach."

Students presenting their dissertations

APA-Accredited Internship Placements for 2014-2015

The Department of Counseling Psychology is pleased to announce the APA-accredited internship matches for 2014-2015. 

Aaronson Chew – VA Long Beach Healthcare System

Marla Delgado-Guerrero – University of Wisconsin-Madison Counseling and Consultation Services

Martin Kivlighan – University of Maryland Counseling Center

Rachel Nitzarim – University of Texas at Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center

Brian Padilla - Yale University School of Medicine – Psychiatry (primary rotation in Hispanic Clinic)

Chris Ray – Howard University Counseling Service

Aaron Smith - Tarzana Treatment Centers – Integrated Behavioral Healthcare


On 8 February 2014, the CP Department Polar Plunge Team, "The Common Chill Factors," took the icy plunge and earned $2,611 for Special Olympics.


The Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 25, 2014.

Candidates should (a) hold an earned doctorate in counseling psychology or related discipline at the time of appointment; (b) demonstrate evidence of scholarly productivity; (c) have demonstrated competence in counseling, teaching, and/or clinical supervision with diverse populations; and (d) support the department mission.  The desired candidate will have a focus on clinically relevant research and have the ability to train master’s and doctoral level students to serve culturally diverse populations in a broad range of community settings, with interest and/or expertise in one or more of the following areas: supervision, individual differences, family counseling, assessment; psychopathology. Preference will be given to candidates who are either a licensed or license-eligible counselor or psychologist (in Wisconsin).

For more information about the position and how to apply, please click Visiting Assistant Professor - UW-Madison.


The CP Training Clinic seeks to offer high-quality, cost- efficient, and multiculturally competent psychological and mental health services, including counseling and psychological assessment, to students and residents of Madison and the surrounding areas.

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